Blue Waters

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What does it do: Computational research (modeling, simulation, data analysis, visualization)

Who can use it: Faculty, staff, students, researchers across the country

Who to contact: Blue Waters help desk

Contact email:

Cost: Free

Major features: Massively  Parallel,  large  memory,  hybrid  system  of  CPUs  and  GPUs

Special notes: Proposals from U of I faculty/staff to use Blue Waters are accepted twice per year (spring and fall); Proposals for educational use (in classrooms, workshops, etc.) are accepted at any time. Applications for Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships are due each February. Allocation details at

Standard service hours: 24 x 7 x 365

Scheduled maintenance hours: TBD

Staffed support hours: Monday-Friday 9AM – 5PM Central Time

How/where to report issues:

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